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Vuelta a España Vuelta España 2023 stage 10, Valladolid - Valladolid 25.6km ITT

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Think Vingegaard was flying too early in the season, El Perro was bad early in 2017 and rode himself slowly into form.

Problem is he couldn't really risk being 90% against Pogacar in the tour.
Lol, of course not. Pogacar was even with Vingegaard in the first two weeks. Maybe his third week was hampered by his suboptimal preparation. By no chance Vingegaard can't be in his peak shape against Pogacar.
 
Think Vingegaard was flying too early in the season, El Perro was bad early in 2017 and rode himself slowly into form.

Problem is he couldn't really risk being 90% against Pogacar in the tour.
Vingegaard was pretty bad in Paris-Nice, it's really only been three stage races where he was anywhere near flying and two of those weren't against any of Pogacar, Roglic, Evenepoel or even someone like Ayuso so you have to question whether he was truly flying there.
 
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Ganna gained the most on him in the hilliest part.
Hot take, but on a constant 2-3% uphill drag itt Ganna might gain the most on the aero bullet.

I think he gained more time on the corners, this TT didn't actually have an uphill drag but a short steep climb. But I agree that on those gradients, especially if technical Ganna > Evenepoel.

Kuss and Soler with heroic rides. They are still in the game especially Kuss that is the better climber of the two.

Remco with a bittersweet day, he didn't win the stage though Ganna takes all the credit there and gained less time than expected on Kuss, Roglič and even Almeida but gained more time than I expected on Mas, Ayuso and Vingegård that lost more than a minute to Remco, a really bad day.
 
Yes no body shaming of any living being ever from me. It's just I was just so surprised about Remco. I haven't seen any cyclist with abs before. Not even Wout lol. I thought abs would weigh too much?!
I suppose it depends on the discipline, sprinters are usually well-built hulks while the climbers look nice from the waist down. (Their legs I mean! :D) Remco is a bit of an outlier.
 
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Vingegaard was pretty bad in Paris-Nice, it's really only been three stage races where he was anywhere near flying and two of those weren't against any of Pogacar, Roglic, Evenepoel or even someone like Ayuso so you have to question whether he was truly flying there.

His climbing numbers were insane in Gran Camino and Basque iirc, and there was some sort of personal issue before Paris-Nice if he is to be believed, competition not on the very top level granted but even so it's night and day between his level and what Froome's was in early 2017.


What's more concerning like has been said is that Kuss and Soler look better than him, who both rode the tour at a high level before this.